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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

Radio Survivor Podcast

03:30 min | 6 months ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

"She would again pac that auditorium every week it was also the case that she was always delighted to see that her message got much farther what i should also say when she traveled to other cities She became one of the celebrities of the nineteen twenties right. the nineteen twenties is an era of this emerging. Idea the celebrity and she's one of them just on the religious side of it and so she would go to other cities a wind. She did she would send out a whole press. Kit had a time and say make sure you book time for me on local radio stations. Wow yeah i mean all of this has been thinking that she i'm thinking about audience and who's tuning in and it really sounds like she's speaking to to all sorts of people and impossibly people who who might not even be religious is that is that right like who is who are the actual people who you were listening. It's so hard to know. i know. I know that she would have liked to think that that there were lots of people tuning in who weren't of her faith Or who didn't might not even be religious but just appreciated hearing you know good music or just thought that it was entertaining to listen to But all her messaging around it again. And i'm getting this from her own print sources from her newsletter and so on all of that all her intention is poured into sharing the gospel of jesus christ like for her. That's really what it's all about. It's not about growing media empire for its own sake. It's about evangelizing. The world and that is still the mission of the international church of the foursquare gospel. I mean it is. It's still around. It's still it's still Working on the long term project of evangelizing the world before christ comes again and that's really her intention all At its core this is. This is a ministry to the world And it is also The representation of a vibrant local congregation in los angeles and again one of the first real true megachurches and is that unusual Without unusual at the time to be trying to speak to the world and that way if you were if you were a preacher on the radio now not at all And and again. It's an extension of the evangelistic motivations ambitions of that that end of this religious spectrum. I mean they truly believed that it was their responsibility and calling an opportunity to spread the gospel around the world. And they're looking for every possible way to do it as soon as radio comes along like this is. This is one of those ways we can do this. This is god given for us to be able to do this in fact and how often so we're talking about the nineteen twenty s and i i just i i. It might be difficult to answer this question. it is difficult. I'm sure how often was aimee. Semple mcpherson on the radio. Like did she sit down. In front of the microphones for the better part of each and every day and speak to her audience. I don't know it's hard to know I know a. I'm looking here at my desk. What we're talking of looking at her. Fcc application for the late nineteen thirties..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

Radio Survivor Podcast

05:07 min | 6 months ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

"American preachers didn't have access to the airwaves. And so they released sermons on seventy eight rpm records. Can you talk a little bit about that kind of Yeah how that intersects with your research. Do yeah it. I listed episode. I'm a big fan of his work. I read his book. And i that was just mind blowing to me to think about phonograph records. A lot of people that i had looked at All the the people featured in my book are white and therefore had the access that came with and the their churches cultural power to be able to the radio airwaves. They were considered like suitable for radio. Even though they were often They felt marginalized because of their religious conservatism. But the reality is they weren't marginalized at all. It was the black preachers that somebody like. Lauren talks about who couldn't get on the radio. And so who had to distribute their message in another format Some of the folks that i looked at Transcription disks of their radio programs and then would mail does out So that was kind of syndication going on with transcription. You may not know what those are. Could you explain what inscription discus. I gotta confess. I've never seen one in real life but It's it's a. It's a kind of a record format that that makes recording of a live broadcast and then up sometimes on glass if i'm not mistaken and then those get mailed Get shipped to radio station. An emmy played on the air as a way to to rebroadcast a program but a lot of stuff that i looked at was was live. So i don't always have recordings to listen to sometimes just have descriptions or program notes or things like that to help me understand what programs they were offering and what they might have been saying on them so i actually look use a lot of print sources in trying to do research on radio in the twenties and thirties rather than prerecorded sound. Archive sources The sound archives. That i did have access to kind of few and far between they were just like little gems. When i could find them. Yeah i was interested because before we get into. Aimee semple mcpherson. You shared some material that of hers that came from seventy eight. Rpm records so it got me wondering if there were also some of these radio evangelists who were releasing records in the same way that american preachers and one of the things that we learned from leroux martin when he was teaching us about this topic is that when he was explaining how a lot of times the white breeches in certain markets..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

Radio Survivor Podcast

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

"To conduct an affair with radio engineer of station, and this is this is not a proven like we it's it's actually hard to figure out what happened in those weeks and what was going on, but it certainly contributed to her moving from the just the the radio programming part of the newspaper to the tabloid part of the newspaper as. Details were aired. salacious derail it's easy to imagine that could be true. But I also we also know that women in power have stories told about them in the newspapers that are. That are not verified because people you know people like to believe those stories and so it's a it's fun I. It's like we can decide what to believe I guess about Aimee Semple McPherson. And do you think that you know because for most of this episode, we've really talked about. These incredible achievements of this of this woman businesswoman But when most people hear the name is simple McPherson, they might think of all the salacious scandalously do material. So. It's is that unfortunately it has unfortunately. cause people to not really appreciate. Her legacy. Yeah. I think that's that's fair to say, and I think that to to really grapple with the complexities of a woman like her with the power and presence that she had it's not enough to just look at the gossip columns I. Think we have to look at you know the business columns we have to look at again the the incredible persistence of her station, and the fact that her denomination is still going and she was not just a flash in the PAN and she was not just you know a misguided soul but she was A. determined and focused woman who truly felt like she had a mission and a calling, and yet on the side, she had a very complex personal life that she wasn't. She was estranged at the end of her life from from her mother and her daughter and. It was in some ways a really dysfunctional family but she always. was trying to weigh that against the the reason she felt like she was on the earth which was to preach the Gospel and that she had a particular gift to do that. And she died at a really young age. which I mean it was amazing to hear that and then think about all that she accomplished in her life. Yes she she was know considered really young she was buried on her fifty four th birthday but Yeah. It's sort of in the prime of her life. Let's say she died of an overdose which again I think contributed to gossip about what might have been happening she the official stories she died of an overdose of Saturday that she had a kidney ailment. That was in nineteen, forty four and I should say that at the time that she died, she was in active negotiations to start a television station and that would have been one of the very first television stations in Los Angeles. Had IT. Had it come to pass? The real real visionary. Media we have here I should mention that a simple McPherson we know was the. was a character in Sinclair Lewis's are based simply lose based a character on her in l.. Falconer we have another character in Nathaniel West the day of the locust which I'm GonNa. Read it again. Now, knowing that a Barbara Stanwick played a character based on her in frank, CAPRA's film the Miracle Woman. Thirty one while she was still still actively in the ministry and there was a movie in Nineteen seventy-six, the disappearance of amy, and now here in the year twenty twenty, there's. This. Showtime series the the Penny. Dreadful. Los Angeles thing and amy's resume his back his back yet. Sister Molly Sister Molly. finistere who is the voice behind the joyful voices radio program in Los..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

Radio Survivor Podcast

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast

"So you know she's she's feeling nearly as with all kinds of the baptismal service. I should say once a week they broadcast the baptisms that were going on, which must have been fascinating to listen to the big Sunday evening spectacles again, those illustrated sermons, those were simulcast and. I don't know if that even exhaust all the all the different ones but you can see she was super creative in generating lots and lots of different kinds of programming all from the same station. Don't tone hanging. You are professor of history at Wurster and you have written the book, redeem redeeming the dial radio religion and popular culture in America, we are focusing today on raiders survivor mostly on amy simple, McPherson who was a woman who built a radio empire of of her own based on her her her sermons and her church there in Los Angeles that you just let us know on the air for eighty years and I. Do we know? Did AIMEE SEMPLE McPherson, run the radio station and the Church or did aim McPherson hire some radio staff? It's amazing to think about programming. We know that the the radio wasn't on twenty four hours a day back then but now. It sounds. Overwhelming to think of of programming a radio station and having your own church. Right had a whole staff and and it wasn't just the radio station and the church either she had a huge soup kitchen, she had one of the largest relief organizations going a private relief organizations in Los Angeles during the depression. And she had a Bible College that was one of the early ones there. That's still around and So you know she this was not just a not just a small ministry. She had great ambitions for it and really built more than just immediate empire. She built really whole religious empire there in Los. Angeles really made it her home. It's kind of mind blowing just I mean also thinking about a woman during this period of time creating a business like this Totally Yeah and and did you come across it? Did she have any pushback I would imagine she would have. Well. It's it's interesting she she had this. Yes. There was there was some pushback she was seen by some who were even more fundamentalist. She was seen as a little bit worldly as. A little bit of a showboat, her as a as a performer. She was She looked fancy and there were there were prohibitions in the fundamentalist world against too much worldliness or silk stockings or bobbing your hair or things like that and she kind of embraced all of that at the same time that she was also running. A A ministry that had A. Very Conservative theological bent. So she managed to walk that fine line and there's very few. People in the pentecostal world in those years who are able to do that to the degree that she was. That said PENTECOSTAL ISM has has a has made place for a wider variety of voices and a you know an an has embraced women's religious leadership in away at some other denominations didn't, and so there was the ability in Pentecostal ISM which was a new religion in the Early Twentieth Century to to amplify women's voices in a way that really wasn't there for Super Conservative Baptist or Lutheran nominations for example, what about Aimee semple McPherson's a voice on the radio just you know regardless of the religious message just the I I I am assuming based on work on radio survivor and previous guests and topics that we've had that amy supplement since voice as a woman. On, having her own station was really a unique at that time the..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

11:32 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Ralph's boss was news. Baron William Randolph hearst. Hearst owned not only the examiner but also dozens of other media outlets as well as real estate across the country three. He was extremely wealthy and influential with powerful friends. According to Ralph the mogul also had a nasty temper back back in nineteen twenty four. I had thrown a party on his yacht for a crowd of Hollywood elite after several glasses of champagne. Hearst accused one what if the attendees of making advances on his wife he reportedly pulled a gun on the partygoer in drunken rage and shot at him but he missed missed hitting movie producer. Thomas ends instead in Stidham. Few days later the doctors claimed he died of heart heart failure in earlier days. Amy might have responded to this jaw-dropping revelation by praying for the news baron but the experiences of the past few months the change in December of nineteen twenty six. She sent a message to hearst informing him that she'd heard about the shooting. The rumor Mark Destroy his empire just as the Carmel Story threatened to do amy's she was willing to protect the media moguls reputation if if and only if he would help defend hers hearst's response to the evangelist. Black male is now lost a history but it's affects began to appear almost immediately on December Twenty Ninth District Attorney Keys announced that his star witness Lorraine Wiseman see laugh. Jeff was unreliable. Attorney said learned. She had a history of pathological lying as a result he could no longer treat her testimony about the bribery as fact the rest of the. Da's case against amy mini crumbled soon. After on January Tenth Tenth Keys officially dropped the charges against them. Amy was jubilant that night the temple filled to overflowing thousands of followers cheered themselves hoarse as their beloved leader once again took the stage many stood by with a heavy heart. She knew that when battling the devil one sometimes had to embrace the adversaries tactics but in these last few weeks she felt that amy had taken can things too far and she was about to reach a point of no return coming up. We'll explore explore. How the stress from her ordeal radically altered amy's behavior and why her mother finally decided to move on now now back to the story for the final six months of nineteen twenty six evangelist? AIMEE semple McPherson and her mother Minnie. Kennedy Hannity were beset with legal troubles accused of perjury and corruption of public morals. They took desperate measures to make the accusations disappear at last on January tenth. Nineteen twenty seven. The district attorney dropped the charges against them after giving victory speech at the temple. That night amy went home to finish packing for the road. She'd been so stressed out for the past few months that she'd been physically sick she'd been thinking almost non unstop about the day she'd be free again. And now that the time had come she wanted to go on a national tour to reclaim her former glory as a traveling evangelist. Many couldn't believe she was even considering. The church had been in limbo for more than six months. They wanted their leader back back and there were bigger concerns. Amy might have managed to get the charges dismissed but she hadn't been fully exonerated because of this. Some some people in the temple still questioned her story. Others were whispering about her new. You can Ralph Jordan. The newspaper man who had given her the scoop on William Randolph hearst. Not only was amy planning to go on Tour Four. She intended to take Ralph with her. When Minnie pointed out that this wasn't a good look for the evangelist? AIMEE blew her off. Ralph also had to go along because he lets her new publicity manager too. Many this revelation was a slap in the face for thirty thirty six years. She had always been the one her daughter turn to for advice. Now after many had put her own reputation on the line to defend her. Amy was throwing her over for yet. Another man she begged her daughter to reconsider. But Amy was determined to get away. She needed to shake off if the memories of the last few months and start fresh so on January eleventh nineteen twenty seven. Amy Waved Happy Goodbye to her family and followers together with her newspaper. Man and a couple other new friends she set out on an eighty day cross country journey. She called her vindication Asian tour. It was just like old times in some respects. She had supporters at her side. Large crowds greeted her wherever she went. Despite lights similar circumstances however the evangelists who appeared at these gatherings was very different amy she. She was experimenting with New Styles after twelve years of preaching in a pure white gown and Blue Cape. She bought new fashionable clothes. She bobbed her hair and started wearing makeup two things. She had often preached against in the past many liked this new side of the old time time evangelist especially Young Progressive Women Flappers idolized her Hollywood's started calling attracted by her fame and her evolving look movie studios competed to sign her onto a long term contract in the past. Amy would have scorned such offers. I but now she happily considered them. Some people saw these developments as evidence of Amy's true corrupt character. But there's another another possible explanation. One that suggests her kidnapping story might have some truth to it. After all according to psychologist Ruth Oh Beltran and Derek Silo. Catastrophic experiences such as hostage situations sometimes lead to enduring personality change well this may include feelings of anxiety psychosomatic symptoms and estrangement. Amy experienced crippling anxiety from time to time after her hurt disappearance. It's possible that her sickness may have been psychosomatic. It is also plausible that once the ordeal was over she no longer felt at home with family or her followers. Maybe she really was kidnapped and held for ransom and maybe her decision to go on the road changing her look and her beliefs. While leaving longtime supporters behind was an emotional reaction to the trauma she experienced then again maybe her changes weren't the result of trauma at all. Maybe she had simply learned during the trial process. That truth was far more flexible than she'd once believed the public didn't care about facts. They just wanted the good story maybe she simply decided to give them whatever the case by the time she reached New York in mid February thirty six year old. AIMEE SEMPLE McPherson. Jason seemed like a completely different person. She toured nightclubs sometimes staying out until three in the morning. When to temple higher ups went to visit her in the city? They found her basking in the company of Ralph Jordan and several other non believers. This made many absolutely furious. It probably didn't help that while amy was gallivanting in the big apple she was stuck in. La running the business by now. This included not only the temple but also the radio station the Bible school the seminary the charities in the various church branches which by now oh numbered in the hundreds and she had to do all this while placating disgruntled followers. No one had joined this church to see many or any any of the other preachers. Who stepped in to help? While her daughter was gone they wanted amy and the longer she was out the more. The threat of dissent continued continued to rise. By the time amy came back from her travels on April First Nineteen Twenty seven many was steaming. Amy Immediately Sprang Sprang to her own defense. She called a meeting of the higher ups and ask them to raise their hands if they approved of her leadership all but two of the board members hands went up. One of those who didn't was the church. Music Director Gladys Nichols an important man in a temple where the choir had had hundreds of members the other was many Kennedy. Amy already knew her mother was upset so her no vote came as no surprise but she was disappointed in Gladys's lack of support and the next day when he officially left the church along along with three hundred members of the choir she was devastated. Many failed to sympathize. The choirs departure was her daughter's fault. If she'd stayed eight and taken care of the management in the first place it wouldn't have happened. She needed to stop being foolish and start acting like the spiritual leader. Many ahead raised her to be but any had her own vision of what an evangelist looked like and she no longer wanted her mother's opinion shortly after for the Choir rebellion she requested. Minis official resignation mini was heartbroken for the past. Thirteen years the foursquare. The church had been her life. What would she do? Where would she go? Amy Overcame her anger long enough to offer a solution to the woman men who had born and raised her supported her financially and emotionally taking up the cross when she vanished in handed back when she suddenly reappeared offered a settlement. Two hundred thousand dollars then. She sent her mother on her way at last after thirteen years she was left to her own devices. The old amy might have spent her liberty in prayer but the new amy continued her transformation by signing a contract contract with universal studios as for many. She took her two hundred grand on the road. She became a traveling evangelist in her own. Right and although she admitted that her daughter had been far too close to Kenneth Ormiston she continued to say amy had been held hostage pitch until her.

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Now back to the story during the first few weeks of July nineteen twenty six. Amy Semple McPherson took part in a grand jury investigation into her alleged kidnapping. Her mother Minnie also testified in an attempt to back up her daughters claims but on July twenty second a surprise fries witnessed from Carmel. Blue Their Story to pieces. The witness told an officer about a man she knew in Carmel who had rented a bungalow twinned wind mysterious couple back in May. The Renter said their names. Were Mr and Mrs McIntyre however several people in the neighborhood later recognize ignored them from the papers as Kenneth Ormiston and Aimee semple McPherson. The police officer was stunned by these allegations. He called the L. A. District Attorney who sent Ada. Joseph Ryan to investigate dogged by reporters Ryan took a train up to Monterey and then travelled to Carmel to meet the owner of the bungalow much to his delight. The landlord confirmed a woman story. He told Ryan that that the mystery couple had arrived at about four. AM On may nineteenth. The day after amy disappeared from Venice Beach. He said the woman was heavily. He disguised in a bucket hat and dark glasses but he got a good look at the man and definitely recognized him in later photos Ryan asked how he knew. The woman with Ormiston was amy given that she was wearing a disguise. The landlord provided multiple clues. I several people in the neighborhood had seen her without the hat and identified her as the evangelist second. The couple had left a slip of paper behind a handwritten in grocery list which Ryan compared to a sample of amy's writing to him. It looked like a perfect match thrilled with the Fine Ryan wired fired his boss District Attorney keys and said he had proof that amy had run away with the sound engineer about it within twenty four hours papers across the country were blazing with the news. The La Examiner. Owned by media. Mogul William Randolph. I shouted the headline new sensation in. Amy Inquiry Amy and many were united in their response. The story was ally ally. Amy was not now nor had she ever been involved with Kenneth Ormiston and she could not possibly have been in Carmel for the simple. The reason that she was being held hostage at the time part of this could have been verified by Ormiston himself but unfortunately for amy he was in the wind since leaving the cottage abruptly with the mystery woman on May twenty ninth. He'd been spotted alone in various locations around the country but by now no one in l. a. seemed to know where he was amy's only hope as she told reporters was that the true mystery woman would come come-forward and on July thirty first. She seemed to get an answer to her prayers that day. A woman in her thirties. Who greatly resembled amy? The in appearance presented herself at the Angelus temple she said her name was Lorraine Wiseman seal off and declared that Kenneth Lover was actually occur twin sister Lorraine told Amy's attorney and a slew of reporters who just happened to be present that she had tried to present this evidence to the DA but he had ignored her so she had no choice but to come to the temple directly she believed amy had been kidnapped and wanted to clear. You're her name to that end. She produced an affidavit from her sister confessing to the affair or the newspapers eagerly eagerly printed Lorraine story an escape. Amy A much-needed. PR boost in a chance. For her in many divert their attention elsewhere currently they were negotiating with a long beach. Attorney named are a McKinley to perform specialized legal tasks and in late July or early August. I they hired him for the job of establishing contact with Amy's kidnappers. There was one minor problem with this idea. McKinley didn't believe believe that Steve and rose really existed but he had the impression that no one expected him to. This made his job considerably easier together there with his assistant. McKinley drove over to the Dachshund San Pedro and found a worker. Who wanted to make a few bucks? They made him up to fit amy's description of her male. Kidnapper took several photos and sent them to the parsonage. Amy Instantly identified the man as her abductor. According to psychologists David a Alexander and Susan Klein a common psychological effect being hostage is impaired. Memory if amy really was kidnapped it's possible that she might have simply misremembered what her abductors looked like on the other hand. If Her story was ally she she might have been shrewdly using McKinley to help substantiate it either way she and many were happy enough with the lawyers work to hire him for a second second task finding the shack. Amy had described near Agua PRIETA. This would have been conclusive proof of the evangelist story. But unfortunately not for her and McKinley. Both he never made it across the border on August twenty fifth. He was killed in a car accident. Leaving the women at the Terminal Without a World League Xavier and there was more bad news to come two weeks later on September tenth Lorraine Wiseman the woman with the convenient twin sister was arrested for writing bad checks lorraine immediately contacted amy and many asking for bail but the women decided not to respond. This turned out to be the wrong move. Lorraine was furious on September twelfth. She retracted the story about her sister. Being Kansas lover she told reporters that amy in many had bribed her to lie to the press. This meant the evangelists could have been the woman in Carmel. After all up to now the rumors about amy had been little little more than reputation damaging gossip but with Lorraine's confession the evangelist and her mother now appear to have committed a crime on Thursday September Sixteenth Nineteen Twenty Six district attorney. Keys issued warrants for amy's and minis arrest charging them with perjury and corruption of public morals. Amy was shattered by the news. She cried herself sick sobbing that her enemies had crucified her and she was about to go to prison. Many did everything. She could to comfort her daughter while at the same time. Hardening hardening her resolve the next day she posted bail for both of them and shouted to reporters. This work will go on even the gates of hell will not prevail against us. Many probably meant these words as a simple publicity statement but some of Amy's followers took them as they call to arms during the next three months and she in many fought criminal charges in the hall of Justice some of their supporters began to take action keys and Ryan received multiple death threats the. Da surrounded his home with an armed guard. At least two people. Speaking against against any in the street was shot in the back their assailants were never found. Meanwhile amy continue to pray for a way out of troubles troubles. She no longer had to pretend to be a fragile woman. She was completely exhausted. In Body and soul. Some days she had to be carried into the grand jury are- room in a chair because she couldn't walk at last. After about two months of testimony. Amy found the answer to her prayers and enter problems. It came in the form of a newspaper. Man Ralph Jordan a reporter from the examiner new. Amy needed evidence that would help excape the charges and he believed he had exactly what the evangelist ordered..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Amy Disagreed. Why should she afraid to tell her story? After all all the Lord was on their side with the help of those who loved her many first and foremost the evangelist would meet her detractors ahead on the hearing began on July Eighth Nineteen Twenty six that morning. Amy Dressed in traditional white gown and Blue Cape at the PARSONAGE. She then took a car from Angelus Temple and Echo Park to the hall of Justice just a few miles away. When she exited the car she heard hundreds words of church members crying Hallelujah? Air Presence raised her spirits as did that of her seven followers drastic. Exactly like her the the guard as she called the women formed v-shaped failings behind her as. Amy made her way into the building inside. The crowds did not abate eight throngs of people clamored in the halls vying for glimpse of the celebrity preacher. Amy Pass among them like Jesus on Palm Sunday her her people trailing faithfully behind her finally they reached the grand jury room. Amy took leave of the loyal seven commenting loudly enough for supporters to hear that she was a lamb being led to the slaughter then she walked into the Chamber alone eighty eight Joseph Ryan awaited her. So did his boss District Attorney Asa Keyes keys asked amy to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Amy Swore that she would. Then the proceedings began a grand. Jury is a group of people who decide I if there is enough evidence to bring a criminal matter to trial in Amy's case the jury was composed of seventeen men and two women. Their stated stated goal was to determine whether her kidnappers should be indited. Amy Prayed that they would do so every day. She sat and watched as witnesses. Her mother among them were called to speak on some aspect of her story and every night she went back to the temple and broadcast on the radio beyond what she had seen well this allowed her to report the proceedings from her own point of view and to her own advantage but despite her attempts attempts to shape the narrative. Amy couldn't control the evidence. Little details caused major problems for the evangelist as she attempted to promote her her story. For instance a photo taken while amy was in the hospital in. Douglas showed her wearing a wristwatch district. Attorney keys raise the question of where the timepiece come from. Had Amy been wearing it while she was swimming at Venice beach for the kidnappers given it to her similarly immorally keys wanted to know about the evangelists clothing. She'd said she was wearing a bathing suit when abducted yet when she escaped she had on a nice new looking dress and corset. How did the kidnappers know what kind of lingerie she wore? Amy responded to this and many other such questions in a variety of ways sometimes she refuted a statement or may jokes mostly however she just shrugged despite her status as a world renowned on spiritual leader. She played the role of a helpless and forgetful. Little woman finally after about two weeks of testimony. Amy had a chance to tell her own story. This was the moment she'd been waiting for the thirty thirty five year old stood before the jury and preached not about the kidnapping but about her life. Those who questioned the abduction should know this about her. Amy had been born with nothing. A panelists widowed mother at the age of nineteen. She had heated God's call to preach his word despite having having nowhere to lay her head. She traveled for years with her mother to raise the funds to build this church which now had several hundred thousand believers. Why would she choose to leave in the moment? When her work was finally coming to fruition? It was impossible. She concluded no sane person would walk away from and that therefore her tale about the kidnapping must be true so people should stop questioning her story and devote their efforts instead to finding her abductors. This was a powerful argument and might have brought amy's PR problems to an end. If a witness hadn't the chosen this particular moment to come forward it was July twenty second three weeks after the hearing began in Monterey California L. A. -Fornia five hours north of Los Angeles at about a thousand miles from the mythical Mexican shack. A woman walked into a police station. She told officers that she knew where. Amy had been the eleven days following her disappearance and it wasn't in the company of kidnappers instead instead amy had been at the romantic seaside resort of Carmel. California together with her former sound engineer. Kenneth Kenneth Ormiston.

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

10:24 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"This is is hostage a podcast original every week. We tell the stories behind the most captivating hostage situations and the people inside them we also cover the psychological tactics used in hostage negotiations and what the human brain does when held captive. Where your hosts I remember Blanco? And I'm Carter Roy. You can find episodes of hostage and all other podcasts originals. For Free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream hostage for free on spotify FI. Just open the APP and type hostage in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us no how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at Parkas network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave. Leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help last week. We explored the story of famous evangelist. AIMEE SEMPLE McPherson in May nineteen eighteen. Twenty six amy's disappearance created a national media frenzy. When she turned up five weeks later she told police and the press she'd been kidnapped but to her surprise? Many didn't believe her this week. We'll see how amy and her mother were accused of perjury about the abduction and the not so holy tactics they use to clear their names will also explore how the evangelists transformed as she struggled through what might have been in a hell of her own making on June twenty-fourth nineteen twenty six. Aimee a simple McPherson lay in a hospital bed. In Douglas Arizona she'd been hounded relentlessly by journalists during the hours since escaping captivity. At first she thought the reporters were all on her side but after reading the first stories in the papers she realized that many considered her kidnapping being a hoax or this came as a shock to the thirty five year old preacher not only had. She always enjoyed good relations with the press. She'd excelled eld winning people over with stories her entire life. This was the first time in recent memory. Her listeners hadn't believed her and she needed to find a way the fix that fast. As amy considered her options she heard a group of people approaching instinctively. She props herself up to meet more the journalist but as the visitors drew near she realized that she recognized the footsteps it was her mother Minnie and her children fifteen eighteen year old Roberta and thirteen year. Old Ralph. The moment. They entered her room. Amy Embrace them all and burst into tears. Many was crying too but she didn't look relieved so much as worried and within seconds amy recognized why two two men in suits followed her family into the hospital room. They introduce themselves as Los Angeles Chief of Detectives Herman Klein An an assistant. Deputy District Attorney Joseph Ryan. They were here to ask her questions about the kidnapping after all the rumors in the press. Amy unrealized they might not believe her so with her mother and children looking on. She told the story again just like she had to reporters. There's but with greater animation Captain Klein. Ada Ryan interjected questions throughout the performance. Asking what her kidnappers Stephen Rose looked like what kind of an aesthetic they might have used. And how amy escaped from the shack after cutting her bonds. Amy responded to these questions actions as if she were telling them about a party. She was aiming to charm the men by being pleasant but in fact her attitude might have peaked their suspicion. According to the American Psychological Association people who have been kidnapped often undergo sensory overload after being reintroduced to society. They have trouble processing information and may feel uncomfortable. When asked to relive the experience amy appeared to have no such problems? She looked Pale and thin in her hospital bed but she projected the same persona. She'd been famous for before her disappearance as a result. The men couldn't help but wonder about the veracity of her claims. They also had questions about the content of her story. Ryan pointed out that several details she'd mentioned agent aligned almost perfectly with the ransom letters many had received for example. Amy said she'd been lured away from the beach by two people all pretending to have a sick baby. The notes from the alleged kidnappers said the same thing they also mentioned drugging amy and shoving her into a car in Ryan's experience criminals didn't often recount the details of their felonies Alan. He's in writing so it was odd. Amy's kidnappers had done so was also strange. How closely their descriptions matched hers sometimes down to the exact wording? It was almost as if she'd seen the ransom notes before they were mailed. Amy insisted she knew nothing thing about the letters. And for the Moment Ryan let the matter drop. This gave the evangelists the impression that she'd won her inquisitors over but that many had watched the whole exchange from a chair in her daughter's bedside and she was convinced that there was more trouble to come at first. It seemed mini. Couldn't be more wrong. When the family returned to Los Angeles by train only two days later they were greeted by a jubilant throng of over thirty thousand people? Amy was hoisted into a chair and carried on the shoulders of four firefighters through the crowd while adoring citizens showered her with with roses after transferring to car. Amy and her family joined a parade in her honor. That wound all through downtown Los Angeles over a two hundred thousand people joined the celebration. They included mounted officers. Firefighters and thousands of temple followers sporting the same white dress and blue. Cape Amy often war to preach even press was obliged to interpret the event in Amy's favor one in writing from the L. A. Examiner conceded. There seem few adjectives powerful enough to adequately visualize this homecoming. The question of what had really what happened to. Amy was forgotten in the fanfare of her glorious return and for the moment amy almost seem to forget about it herself when she arrived type back at the Angelus Temple. She found five thousand people waiting on the street. She shouted joyously that she loved them and praised the Lord then she proceeded into the temple where nearly six thousand more awaited her despite her five week ordeal the deal he couldn't resist the draw of an adoring crowd. She shouted and sang with her congregation. Then she acted out the tale of her kidnapping napping with even greater animation than she'd shown at the hospital two days before following the performance. She asked the crowd to raise their hands if they believed her story. Nearly every hand in the room shot up so far so good but amy couldn't rely on the faith of her her followers alone she needed to convince the naysayers including the press and the men in charge of the investigation but evening she wrote with Captain Klein and Ada Ryan to the beach to show them step by step how she'd been abducted in the process. She collected a crowd of journalists analyst and admirers most of whom wanted to hear her. Tell the kidnapping story in person. She obliged them over and over at last she went to bed exhausted but feeling that her work was well done the next morning however she woke to an unpleasant start the papers were still casting aspersions on her character even worse. Her Old detractor evangelist fighting. Bob Schuler was calling for a full investigation into the kidnapping not to find the abductors but to incriminate amy herself mm-hmm. Amy was indignant. What did she have to do to convince these people? Many on the other hand saw her own prediction. Coming coming. True a preacher's word was clearly no longer enough to keep Satan subjects at bay. They wanted tangible proof. So Amy and many me would have to provide it for them with this goal in mind on June thirtieth nineteen twenty six. They slipped out of the parsonage and boarded a train to Douglas Arizona. Were Amy had left the hospital only a few days before there. They were met by a crowd of reporters who had heard about their journey. Ernie on route for perhaps the first time ever. Amy refused to give the journalists a comment. Amy Mini travelled south across the border to Agua Prieta. The Mexican town were amy had found refuge only a week before they searched the region for almost ten hours looking for a shack that matched the descriptions sadly no such hobble could be found amy in many return to their hotel that night frustrated and exhausted and they found more more bad news awaiting them back in Los Angeles a grand jury had been convened to look into the kidnapping. Many was certain that catching the abductors. d'ors wasn't what the grand jury had in mind. They were investigating. Amy and that meant that church was under fire. Their best defense defense was to refuse to testify..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"With an escort of three sheriff's deputies to the Los Angeles Agilis Hall of Justice. She'd been called here by the district attorney supposedly to testify before a grand jury about her recent kidnapping you. Amy knew there was more to the summons than that for weeks. The press had been hinting that her abduction was a hoax. And based on all the questions she'd been getting being from investigators. Amy was certain the police agreed that meant she had to convince them otherwise and if there was one thing the veteran veteran preacher excelled at it was the art of persuasion Amy's escorts pulled up to the curb as her car stopped behind them. A cheer here erupted. Hundreds of Amy's followers stood before the entrance to the government building waving bibles and calling Hallelujah. And they they weren't the only onlookers crowds of other spectators clambered on the sidewalks and shouted from windows in the nearby high rises thousands. uh-huh crane their necks in hopes of catching a glimpse of the world. Famous of Banja list. They would not be disappointed. Amy stepped out of the car. Her pure white skirt brushed against the pavement. Her Blue Cape billowed in the breeze escorted by police her attorneys a guard of seven female followers dressed exactly like her. She made her way through the screaming. Crowds journalists surged forward snapping photos shouting quote. Amy glided past them flanked by her guard of seven women. She proceeded toward the granite. Iran is building. This wasn't a testimony. It was a battle with the devil and AIMEE semple McPherson was in it to win..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

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03:20 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Many was sick of the rumors and yet this time. The person on the other end of the line sounded incredible. He gave many description that certainly seemed to fit her daughter. At last the business manager decided to put him to the test she told the caller to ask. Amy What birthmarks her son and daughter had she heard the man repeat the questions to someone near him. A moment later he came back on the line and said Roberta has a strawberry birthmark on her hand and Ralph as a raspberry on his back. It was is a amy many ask to be connected. Immediately as her daughter took the receiver mini could hear her praising God and weeping tears of joy many me was nearly overcome herself but she kept her head knowing. Her daughter needed her now more than ever. She told amy she would take the train to Douglas as as soon as possible. In the meantime she cautioned amy not to tell anyone what had happened. This may have seen paranoid to the evangelist but too many it was imperative. The police already knew about Amy's reappearance that meant the press would find out soon and based on minis experience experience in the past few weeks she was certain the media would twist the story to her daughters disadvantage needed to control the narrative. Sadly for many it was already too late before the night was over. She heard paper boys shouting jubilantly. In the streets Aimee McPherson the world. Famous evangelist had been found. Details of the kidnapping quickly emerged once once again. Amy had ignored her mother's council and this time her decision turned out to be disastrous back in her hospital room. Pay Me read the first few newspaper accounts of a reappearance with pleasure but then she began to see something profoundly disturbing. The rumours didn't abate if anything anything they gained momentum instead of reporting the story of her kidnapping as fact the papers were hinting that it might be a hoax they. They persisted in speculating that amy had run away with Kenneth or disappeared to have a facelift or slipped off to get an abortion. The kidnapping napping was treated as if it were a massive cover-up. Amy was flabbergasted for the first time in her life she had failed to convince an audience audience as a result her ministry and Livelihood were now in question and that wasn't all a few days later when many finally arrived with children friend. Amy could see the signs of worry on her mother's face. Something was wrong very wrong but before she had time to ask what was the the matter to men followed many into the hospital room with a stern look at the evangelist. They introduced themselves as Captain Klein. And and Joseph Ryan they were from the L. a. p. d. and the District Attorney's office and they were here to ask Ms Mcpherson a few questions Christians about what really happened..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"The story after weeks of being held captive in an undisclosed location. Thirty a five year old. AIMEE semple McPherson was moved to a new hiding place. In the desert sometime in June of nineteen twenty six she'd managed just to withstand the rigors of the hostage situation so far but upon learning that her mother was ill she had a violent nervous breakdown. It might have been hours or even days later when amy was herself again. The first thing she noticed was that it was hot much hotter than she remembered in the cottage she muttered a complaint about the temperature and her rose respond now. Dearie if your mother behaves you'll be out of here. Perhaps by Friday so many was all right. The thought gave amy hope. It also filter with determination. The kidnappers were still harassing her mother. Even in after the poor woman had collapsed. The very thought of it made amy's blood boil. These people absolutely must not get the ransom a a day or two later. Amy saw her chance to prevent it once and for all since her breakdown. Steve left her alone with rose much of the time possibly because she was too weak to cause any trouble on this particular day rose told amy she had to go into town to take care of some in business. In the meantime amy would be left alone. Amy pleaded with rose not to bind her. The captor insisted did but in consideration to amy's poor condition. She left the bonds relatively loose the moment she was gone. Amy Sat up and and started searching the cabin for a way to break them. The American survival guide notes that most types of binding can be caught by I song against any right angle or sharp corner. Amy was lucky enough to find an even better tool on the far side of the room she spotted an empty five gallon tin can with jagged edge rolling across the floor she reached the can and placed her bonds against the rim. She rocked back and forth sawing through the fabric until at last she felt it slip off her wrists. Her hands are free. Amy praised God and pray that she would be able to walk. She untied her ankles and climbed unsteadily to her feet. So far so good seeing that the window was open. She hurried over to it and climbed out for the first time in five weeks. Amy was a free woman but she had no idea where she was. or how long would be before her captors returned putting trust in God. She poured all her strength into her limbs and ran and for her life. The International News Safety Institute reports that upon escaping captivity a hostage should keep moving moving until they're in safe hands. Amy Instinctively followed this advice. Trekking across the desert for hours in refusing help from a man in who looked threatening somewhere along the way she managed to wrap her dress around her head and arms like a shawl shielding herself from the sun neatly lately. Dodging the CACTI in dry brush. She managed to Stumble On for twenty miles without getting scrapes on her legs or shoes darkness. UNICEF fell and still. Amy Found no refuge in her flight last however she saw a glow on the horizon. A town running on pure faith. She staggered forward until she found a house where a friendly couple answered her cries for help. Amy was saved. It was June twenty third nineteen twenty six. She was in Mexico in a small town on called Agua Prieta about six hundred fifty miles east of Los Angeles. The couple who welcomed her gave her a glass of water then they called the police lease who arranged to transport her to a hospital in Douglas Arizona. The next morning back at the Parsonage in Los Angeles many gotTa Call L. A. Man on the line informed her that amy had been found many didn't believe him since Amy's disappearance she'd been getting messages ages nonstop not just from the kidnappers but from countless others who claimed to know what had happened to her daughter and why some said they had seen Amy Jimmy. Walking across the ocean with her hands stretched out toward the setting sun. psychics swore they had contacted her ghost and some nasty gossip mongers believe that she'd abandoned her family and her church for an illicit love affair..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

09:06 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Up to now amy's ministry had unfolded mostly in small town revivals but Los Angeles was a fast growing city and it was full of evil influences. Inspired by God amy spoke out against bootleggers the dance halls corrupt politicians. The press loved the story of the woman preacher taking on the man and with their help the crowds continued. Can you to grow soon. Amy began to feel that she needed a church home for the faithful. She in many took a drive around the city looking for a likely spot just north of downtown. They found a large empty lot overlooking a lake and echo park. Amy knew the moment she site right that this was where they would build. Raising a temple isn't cheap and many who was amy's full-on business manager by now was worried about costs but amy waved. Her Mom's concerns aside. She was certain that God would provide for them just like always in nineteen nineteen. The women and children hit the road again. They conducted thirty revivals over the next three years amy gained nationwide recognition recognition as a leader in the fundamentalist movement which stressed a return to conservative Christian values with donations. Pouring in on January wary first nineteen. twenty-three the Angelus temple opened its doors. For the first time it was a magnificent structure to behold old the first mega church in America with the preceding stage stained glass windows in one hundred and twenty foot wide dome. The the Angelus Temple held five thousand three hundred people but even that wasn't enough to seat all those who wanted to see. AIMEE SEMPLE McPherson during the next few years. She held multiple services a day. Two houses so for the lines often stretched around the block. She preached visual sermons that were half message half theatrical entertainment with sets lighting sound design and live performances and in one thousand nine hundred twenty four. She devised a way to reach even more people by installing a radio broadcast station and spreading. God's message wjr across the airwaves by nineteen twenty five. Amy was reaching hundreds of thousands of people every week through the temple. Service and her radio transmissions missions. She'd promised to do God's work and she was succeeding beyond her wildest dreams. Many it was a right beside her the entire way she worked tirelessly to support the church and her daughters vision but beneath the surface mini couldn't help But worry she was certain that the devil never slept and as she looked out at the Sea of faces in her daughter's temple she could see his minions closing in coming up. We'll see how amy's growing fame led to her kidnapping kidnapping and too many taking the reins Carter here. I can't wait for you to check out. PODCAST latest series. It's called secret societies. 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Follow secret societies. Free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts now back to the story in Nineteen Twenty five evangelist. AIMEE semple McPherson was at the height of power through her temple. Services is in radio broadcast. She reached hundreds of thousands of people a week. She used these platforms to preach version of the Gospel inspired by her. First husband husband Robert Semple despite her success however amy's mother Minnie continued to worry. She felt that Amy's focused on preaching blinded. Her to practical concerns like the fact that certain people were turning against her local minister fighting Bob Schuler. For example example fighting Bob was one of the premier fundamentalist voices in La perhaps threatened by AMY's power. He told everyone who had listened that the woman in Angeles gained followers by lying cheating and seducing them and he wasn't the only one some members of the Foursquare Church itself were saying that amy seemed inappropriately close to one of her followers a thirty year old sound engineer named Kenneth Ormiston. Amy had hired Kenneth about a year earlier to run the radio station and record or sermons. They worked closely together and they had a remarkably good rapport. Amy insisted they were just colleagues. But too many Kenneth S- wife for example. Their friendship seemed dangerously inappropriate. These were just a few two of the many disasters waiting to happen. As Amy's ministry entered its tenth and most successful year many tried to convince her daughter to be cautious. Yes but amy insisted that God would provide like he always had so it was up to mini the fifty four year old grandmother and manager of a multi she million dollar business to fight off the devil alone. The first attack came in mid nineteen twenty five the Santa Santa Ana branch of the Foursquare Church refused to repay a loan of more than ten grand from the main temple to many. This was a sign of rebellion and it had to be dealt with immediately in October of nineteen twenty five mini took a crew and a moving truck down to Santa Ana and confiscated their your chairs and communion set some understood this as a fair exchange for the loan payment but others considered it a power grab many. He convinced though she could have her. Point of view an excommunicated everyone else. She hoped that by expelling bad influences from her daughters church she she would silence them but instead the voices of dissent only grew louder disgruntled former church members complained to local papers and the news began again. Portraying amy as villain perhaps encouraged by the bad press other. Rumor mongers moved in whispers about Amy's so-called affair affair with Kenneth led to articles blaming her for their high divorce rate fighting. Bob Schuler preached that. Because amy had left her husband for Jesus seizes she threatened to strike a death blow at the sacred institution of marriage by the end love. Nineteen twenty five the stress offending off enemies. While running a massive ministry began to take a toll on the evangelists now thirty five years old with with two teenage kids. She was working so much. He barely slept. In addition to daily Church Services and radio broadcasts. She was running a school a seminary canary in multiple missions abroad. She grew nervous and exhausted. Many saw her health declining and encouraged amy to take a vacation but Tamie couldn't give up her position as a leader of lost souls. The best she could manage was occasional trips to the beach. Taking advantage of the open. Water to disappear on May Eighteenth Nineteen Twenty six. She decided to do just that. She told her mother that she wanted to take a break and asked her to go along. Kamini was deep in the accounting books. But she was glad to hear that amy wanted to relax. She encouraged her daughter to go and enjoy herself..

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

09:51 min | 1 year ago

"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"By her late teens. Amy was desperate for answers to life's most difficult questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Is anyone else out there. And in December of nineteen o seven. She saw a poster announcing the arrival of a traveling preacher who might might be able to provide answers. His name was Robert Semple twenty six years. Old Tall and wavy haired with penetrating Blue Eyes. Is he spoke with an intensity that struck amy to her core. He convinced her that God was good in anything that took her away from him whose bad this was a simple enough concept but to amy it was life changing inspired by Robert's words and his overwhelming are welcoming presence. She abandoned the Salvation Army and converted to his faith. The New Christian Movement of Pentecostal ISM started in Kansas only seven years earlier pentecostal. Ism taught that the miracles that happened during Jesus is life. Were still possible in modern times. Proponents of the faith like Robert Claims True believers could become conduits for the Holy Spirit in doing so they might gain being the power to perform miracles like speaking in tongues in human people just by touching them. Most people in Amy's town including her parents thought the idea was ally as far as they were concerned. Pentecostals were strange misled or even heretical. But Amy was so moved by the handsome young preacher that she converted to his faith despite social consequences quences some thought. She made this snap decision because she had a crush on the preacher. But Amy didn't think of it that way. She had a profound spiritual actual experience in Roberts presence in her mind he was a messenger from God in the spring of Nineteen O eight at age. Seventeen amy agreed to marry Robert and become his help meet in the ministry. Her mother Minnie argued against it not only did many distrust. The turbulent Bulent pentecostal style but she feared that Robert was too poor to support her daughter. Amy insisted that God would provide and with her parents. Terrence reluctant blessing. She married Robert in August of Nineteen O eight. They began traveling around the country. Preaching to crowds who adored the charismatic rasmatic couple and their mission. They were young attractive madly in love and filled with the Holy Spirit. Sadly Ed Lee. Their joy was not to last in nineteen ten during a mission trip to China. Robert Got Malaria. He died a few weeks later leaving twenty year old. Amy Pregnant penniless and stranded in a foreign country. Amy was devastated but her mother many quickly Klay came to the rescue. Having recently left Amy's father to work for the Salvation Army in New York many center daughter money for two boat fares to to the big apple and when they arrived in mid autumn of nineteen ten many took amy and little newborn Roberta into her personal care. Amy Me was grateful for her mother's help but even so the next few years were some of the most difficult of her life. She was despondent over Robert's death her faith faltered. After three years of believing that God would provide she began to look for more mundane solutions in mid nineteen eleven. She found one twenty one year. Old Howard McPherson Howard was an accountant for a restaurant in New York has grounded. As Robert Robert had been ethereal young tough and ambitious. He was probably more the kind of son-in-law that many wanted and when amy married him in the winter winter of nineteen twelve. She probably felt that her daughter was on the right track at last unfortunately amy's decision to remarry only only made her more miserable than ever after giving birth to her second child Rolf on March twenty third nineteen thirteen. She fell into a deep depression. Amy would afterwards refer to this time in her life as Nevada to tarshish a biblical reference. To the time Jono was said to be swallowed by the whale. She heard the voice of God calling her to complete which she in Robert had started started at the same time. She felt compelled to fulfill the traditional duties of a wife and mother. The conflict between these two drives grew so extreme that it made her physically sick she experienced heart trouble and hemorrhaging in her stomach. She underwent several surgeries. Nothing helped by late one thousand nine hundred fourteen twenty four year old. AIMEE was lying in a hospital bed begging God to let her die. Many was was summoned to her bedside. The doctors and nurses said that amy was sick beyond saving but many refused to accept the diagnosis. She threw herself to her knees and prayed tears streaming down her cheeks. She told God that if he would save her daughter she do everything in her power to support amy in the ministry. Amy Witness this scene as if she were standing on the other side of a thick glass pane she heard her mother. Speaking speaking but the words were muffled she saw nurse holding her hand but the woman seem to drift away as darkness closed around her vision. Amy Heard the Voice of God loud and clear he said now. Will you go at last. I amy understood. Preaching God's word was her true calling anything that took her away from that mission was a sin that was why why she was sick. Mamie opened her eyes to her surprise she no longer felt any pain and within two weeks she grew strong enough enough to leave the hospital. She took her children back to the family farm in Canada from there. She dispatched a telegram inviting her husband. Howard to join her perhaps surprisingly he took her up on it and with his help in Nineteen fifteen? AIMEE semple McPherson began her preaching preaching career. Leaving the kids with their loving grandparents amy and her second husband traveled across the country by car preaching McGaw spill and performing swarming faith. healings faith healings are one of the cornerstones of pentecostal. The involve a preacher laying his or her hands on the afflicted in praying saying for God to heal them. This may sound like a fantasy to some but according to bio psychologist Dr Nigel Barber. Faith healing actually actually works at least to some extent. Barbara Likens the process to a placebo effect which creates results by improving the patient's mental outlook outlook people. Who truly believe they will be healed? Sometimes are amy was careful not to take credit for these so-called miracles even when they occurred on her watch. She told followers that she couldn't heal them. Only God could and he would only do it if they had faith. Apparently that was enough for most of them over the next two years. Amy's fame as a healer spread like wildfire Howard's however did not. He tried to follow amy's footsteps but after a few years he grew tired of standing in her shadow. And at the end of nineteen seventeen he left amy to return to his old life at age. Twenty seven amy was once again on the road alone and as usual. She reached out to her mother for help. Many kept the promise. She'd made to God three two years before she packed her life and the children and joined amy on the mission trail despite their second class status as women in the old fashioned ashes society. The mother daughter team was unstoppable. Amy Preached With Passion and a frankness that appealed to thousands of small town Christians. Christians many handled the logistics collecting donations and arranging places for amy to get her message. Heard as the crowds grew larger. Amy Me began to preach her own unique. Take on the Bible which she called the Foursquare Gospel. The basic concept was that Jesus had four sides the baptize her the healer the savior and the future king focused on this vision. Amy sermonizing she healed. She spoken tongues and she taught thousands of yearning believers to do the same in nineteen eighteen. After almost. Three years of non-stop travel. Amy Had a vision of a resting place. God was preparing her family home in California so she many and the kids drove to La there. They took up residence in downtown. Bungalow built and paid for by her many followers and amy prayed for God to tell her what to do next.

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"Aimee. McPherson was born. Amy Elizabeth Kennedy on October Eighth Eighteen Ninety. She was the only child of methodist farmer. James Kennedy and his fiery wife Minnie who worshiped with the Salvation Army despite the difference in their faiths James and mini shared a mutual adoration for their daughter. They showered her with love. Love and attention leading amy to grow up confident and self-assured throughout her childhood. Amy Wet with her mother to salvation army meetings every Sunday. They didn't use pulpits or a formal liturgy instead. The movement held services in large open halls with people clapping and singing along to a brass band. The style of worship was unusual in amy small town home of Ingersoll Canada where most people were methodist. I like her father but amy loved it. She delighted in the music and the energy of the crowds. She became so dedicated to the salvation. An army that she even converted some elementary school classmates at least for the duration of recess as she grew into her teens however amy amy began to notice contradictions between what she'd been taught in church and the subject. She was learning in school. She was especially concerned about the theory very of evolution. How could humans be descended from animals? If God created Adam I and why did her books claim the world was millions millions of years old when the Bible said the Lord created it in seven days. Amy had grown up with the freedom to speak her mind and she felt no qualms about challenging church leaders to explain these inconsistencies. When they couldn't she fell into despair? She felt as snow. She'd been lied to her whole life but she wasn't sure which side who's telling the truth.

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Hostage

"This is hostage. Apar- cast original every week. We tell the stories behind the most captivating hostage situations and the people inside them. We'll also cover the psychological tactics used in kidnapping kidnapping situations and what the human brain does when held captive. I'm Irma Blanco and Corduroy. You can find episodes of hostage and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream hostage for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type hostage in the search search bar that podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and instagram. Ah podcast in twitter at Park Network and if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you are listening it really does help. Moose's our first episode about the kidnapping of Evangelical Preacher. AIMEE semple McPherson in nineteen twenty six. Amy was the founder of the foursquare. Church an offshoot of PENTECOSTAL ISM that promoted baptism and healing through faith in. Jesus Christ iced with her unique sermon. Style and revolutionary use of the media. Amy Amassed hundreds of thousands of followers in less than a decade but as a pioneering hiring woman and an outspoken critic of many powerful people. She also may dangerous enemies this week. We'll see how amy's passion for the Gospels Bowls and get for promotion led her to become one of the best known. Religious leaders in America will also discover how fame may have led her to tragedy tragedy when she disappeared one spring morning from the California coast. Next week we'll see how amy's world shattered after the kidnapping when when she and her mother were accused of fabricating the story and will learn how she recovered from that traumatic day at the beach which may not have unfolded quite quite like she claimed.

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

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"aimee semple mcpherson" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"Hello from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this encyclopedia there's a traditional pentecostal won the packaging was something nobody had ever seen before an audience's spellbound amy soon Robert Contracted dysentery and died in Hong Kong amy gain passage on a ship heading to the US and eventually made her way to New York City and convinced her to convert to Pentecostal ism she also met an Irish pentecostal evangelist named Robert Simple a year later the it seemed to especially appeal to new arrivals from the south and Mid West who are bewildered by the complexities of urban life in southern California for twenty where her mother joined her in nineteen twelve amy married her second husband Harold McPherson and the couple moved to Providence Rhode Island in tongues by nineteen eighteen amy had made a name for herself across the country with her ecstatic preaching but she was tired of spending so much fluence on Twentieth Century Charismatic Christianity Meet Sister Amy Semple McPherson Amy was born hours to get in the auditorium was packed. Amy Didn't disappoint with separated her from the crowd of evangelists touring the country was her heavily involved in the Salvation Army and with serving the poor as a teenager. Amy rebelled against her strict methodist upbringing by secretly read we're married in a salvation army ceremony Robert and amy soon left Canada to do missionary work in China in one thousand nine hundred ten raised enough money from her many followers to build the Angelus Temple her own Mega Church facility in Los Angeles which was completed in Nineteen twenty-three amy on October ninth eighteen ninety on her family's farm in Ontario Canada she grew up in a religious hold where her father was a methodist and her mother serving as her travel manager her sermons featured common components of Pentecostal Christianity with a specific focus on spiritual healing and speaking time on the road she decided to move to Los Angeles and headquartered her ministry in the fast growing city for Amy's I Los Angeles Service her mother a years amy preached to service every night and welcomed thousands every Sunday at the Angelus temple the temple employed a small army of artists intimate showmanship. Amy didn't just give a sermon. She put on a show often complete with scenery costumes and music though her methods being Forbidden Romance novels she also constantly questioned her pastor about the relationship between faith and science after learning Darwin's theory of evolution electrician's decorators and carpenters who built the sets for each Sunday service amy performed faith healings and adult baptism like other rented a thirty five hundred seat auditorium the biggest she could find words spread around L. A. of this New Lady Evangelist and people waited amy soon fell to call to evangelism in nineteen thirteen she began preaching at revival meetings across the US and Canada with her mother all that was decidedly different very appealing I nineteen twenty six amy was a pop culture phenomenon and one of the most popular and and was constantly dealing with major disagreements within her own family still none of the bad pressing to affect her devoted followers then Chris turn new movement the Church of the Foursquare Gospel the message of the Foursquare Gospel was focused on hope and salvation for the poor and charitable work influential ministers of her era but she also made plenty of headlines for other reasons in May nineteen twenty six amy caused immediate pentecostal ministers and she preached a Conservative Gospel Message but she did so using modern methods and with an aura of extreme optimism and spectacle jack the La Prosecutor's office contended that she'd run off with another man and tried to bring charges against her though the prosecutor's case fell apart nineteen forty four amy died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills for Foursquare Gospel movement had grown to over four hundred branches across the the US and Canada with more than twenty thousand members and almost two hundred missions abroad art media attacks did not that was just the start of Amy's legal troubles she was accused of many financial improprieties over the years frenzy when she mysteriously disappeared and then reappeared five weeks later in Mexico she claimed that she'd been kidnapped and held for ransom a desert Shannon's school in nineteen o seven while attending pentecostal revival meeting amy had a powerful religious experience that renewed her faith dealer entertainment to bring masses into her fold though not without controversy she built one of the first megachurches in the US and was a major the non were proven definitely and she was hounded by lawsuits throughout the nineteen thirties she was regularly accused by the process of having extramarital affairs. Perkins June Thomas and Mercy Chatelaine talk about current events from a feminist perspective join them they discussed the week talk to special guests and like you're out how gender plays into everything from policy to pop culture checkout the waves wherever you listen

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